Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: british-antarctic-survey whales space-exploration earth-observation chile

Mars used to have salty lakes

Mars once had salt lakes, similar to some on Earth. Scientists now have an idea as to what happened to them.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lakes mars planets salt space water

Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens

New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics kavli-institute nasa research satellites school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science stars physics

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~11 mins   

Tags: soviet-union russia space-exploration the-moon

How old is the ice on the moon?

Most of the ice on the moon is probably billions of years old, but there's some that may have a much more recent origin, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology ice moons space

Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85

Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floated above the Earth for 12 minutes in 1965.

BBC Science News | Oct. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: russia space

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: airbus-group space-exploration european-space-agency

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy saturn space-exploration jupiter

Floating galaxy’s radio burst sheds light on galactic halos

Pulses of a fast radio burst from a distant galaxy lasted less than the time it takes to blink. But that was enough to get some new info on galactic halos.

U. Washington | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology galaxies space

This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than cold or warm.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: dark-matter algorithms astronomy astrophysics kavli-institute research school-of-science space space astronomy-and-planetary-science

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